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Russia is a beautifully vast country that is full of rich culture, undaunted history, and unique people. As far as international adoption goes, Russia is one of the main countries that prospective adoptive parents adopt from. One reason is that the need to find loving homes for Russian children is so great. There are countless orphanages filled with children in need of food, shelter, and love. Country officials and those who work in the orphanages do all that they can to help, but they are severely outnumbered and overwhelmed with the need.

Whether you've already adopted, are currently in the process, or you're considering adopting from Russia, it's important to understand some of the culture and belief-system basics. Perhaps the most helpful thing you can do for yourself is to start to learn the language, even if you only acquire basic conversational skills in Russian. It can go a long way to give you better footing as you begin the Russian adoption process. If you've already adopted a child from Russia, learning the language can help bridge the gap between your child's present and your child's cultural heritage.

But don't stop at learning the language. There is so much more you could learn about Russia and the Russian people. Take a look at the list of resources below and try to incorporate as much as you can into your life. Experiment with traditional Russian recipes or holiday celebrations. It could be fun for your entire family. It never hurts to strengthen your child's identity, and a birth country and cultural heritage is an important part of that.


The Arts

Food & Recipes

Customs & Traditions

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Katerina - 2 years ago
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I hate program no body want to adopt little Russian children #1

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